Featured Kitchen: Valley Gold Vein and Alberene Soapstone

This is one of my favorite kitchens I have ever been able to work on.  In fact, I would go as far as to say its about as close to what my dream kitchen were to be in my own home (if I was remodeling).  The homeowner used Valley Gold Vein marble from Colorado for the island, and Alberene Soapstone from Virginia for the perimeter.  So, not only is this kitchen stunning, but all of the materials are sourced from the United States!

The island is 2 slabs that are book matched.

The marble island has a mitered edge to give it a thicker profile.

Alberene Soapstone forms the perimeter of the kitchen

I love the combination of soapstone and marble together because they provide a great contrast to one another, and they will both patina over time.  If you want your kitchen to look untouched for years after you install it, neither Marble or Soasptone is for you.  However, if you love the look of a natural patina in your kitchen, this is a wonderful design to consider.  If you are concerned the patina will destroy the look of your kitchen, remember that these photos were taken after a full year of wear and tear!

You can see the full photo set on: Our Houzz Page